St Pauls Carnival 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

St Pauls Carnival 2020 postponed due to Coronavirus outbreak

Posted on: 24 Mar 2020

Organisers confirmed the news this afternoon.


With a nationwide lockdown now implemented and amid more uncertainty as a result of the Coronavirus outbreak, it was confirmed today that St Pauls Carnival 2020, due to take place on Saturday 4 June, has been postponed.

St Pauls Carnival.

In a statement posted on social media, the St Pauls Carnival team thanked the public "for all the support you have shown St Pauls Carnival, Bristol's celebration of African-Caribbean culture, over the past few years." 


"Unfortunately," the statement continues, "following the continuing escalation of Coronavirus, the board of St Pauls Carnival CIC has taken the decision to postpone St Pauls Carnival 2020."


The organisers went on to explain that they are in the process of planning a two-week fringe and an adapted education programme in September, but are currently unable to provide details at a time of such uncertainty.


St Pauls Carnival is one of the biggest and best-loved events on Bristol's busy summer calendar, but with the future looking increasingly unclear, has joined other high-profile events like Glastonbury Festival and Bristol International Jazz & Blues Festival in being postponed.


With 'Legacy' the planned theme for this year's Carnival, the team will continue working with volunteers and initiatives to support city-wide efforts. Those interested in volunteering on one of several active projects can do so here.


For more information on St Pauls Carnival, or to follow news and updates regarding future and rescheduled events, head to their website or check out their Facebook page.

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